Teresa Hartnett

Director

Teresa Hartnett

Lena Settimi

Administrator Assistant

Lena Settimi

Dr. Wendy Hofman

Program Coordinator

Dr. Wendy Hofman



Please note that Levels programs run in September and March of each year.

FOR ALL HAMILTON AND KITCHENER PROGRAMS CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER ONLINE OR SEE EACH PROGRAM TO PRINT INDIVIDUAL FORM

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HAMILTON

All Hamilton Programs take place at the Chancery Office
700 King St. West, Hamilton
Tel. (905) 528-7988 ext 2249

From 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

 

LEVEL 1
Learning to Cope
 
Tuesday Evenings for Ten Weeks
September 19 - November 28, 2017

Registration Form

LEVEL 2
Accepting the Situation 
Tuesday Evenings for Ten Weeks
September 19 - November 28, 2017

Registration Form

LEVEL 3
Enhancing Self Esteem  
Wednesday Evenings for Ten Weeks
September 27 - November 29, 2017

Registration Form

LEVEL 4
Reconnecting with Yourself and Others 
Wednesday Evenings for Ten Weeks
To be Offered late February 2018

Registration Form

KITCHENER - WATERLOO

All Kitchener Waterloo Programs are from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

LEVEL 1
Learning to Cope

Tuesday Evenings for Eleven Weeks
September 19 - November 21, 2017

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Kitchener

Registration Form

LEVEL 2
Accepting the Situation
Tuesday Evenings for Eleven Weeks
September 19 - November 21, 2017

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Kitchener

Registration Form

LEVEL 3
Enhancing Self Esteem 
Tuesday Evenings for Ten Weeks
No Level 3 for this Session

St. Mark's Parish, Kitchener 

Registration Form

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For information on any of these programs
Call Teresa Hartnett at 905-528-7988 ext. 2250

To register call Lena at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249

 

separation and divorce

SUPPORT GROUP: All Are Welcome

No Registration Required

This is an informal drop-in program and no registration is required:

In Hamilton it is held at the:

Chancery Office
700 King St. W.

The group meets 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00pm.

Support Group meets from September to June.

Start up Date September15, 2017
 

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Levels Program:
Support for Separated and Divorced 

Related: Retrouvaille (a lifeline for troubled marriages); Declaration of Nullity (Annulment)

Divorce and separation are painful periods in most people’s lives because they were not part of the plan when they married. This can be a time of both grief and pain. This is a time to look after yourself if you are going to ensure that your other responsibilities (children, job and/or family) do not suffer. For yourself and others in your life you care about, it is a time to work on being healthy and happy.

A few things to consider:

  • Attend support groups (see below)
  • Seek the help of a professional counselor as you transition into this new phase of your life.
  • Get enough sleep every day.
  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Exercise a few times a week.
  • Do not dwell on what you could have done or should have done. 
  • Think carefully before dating again. You need time to heal.
  • Listen to soothing music to calm yourself, even at bedtime. 
  • Pray daily for strength to get through this difficult time. 
  • Ask for help from friends and loved ones.

Diocesan Programs of Support

The Levels Programs are available in various locations throughout the Diocese.  Not all courses are available in all locations.  Courses normally run twice a year for 10 – 12 weeks, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.

LEVEL 1
Learning to Cope

Recovering from the trauma of separation or divorce is not done alone.  This program is designed to provide resources for those who are recently separated or divorced or have already filed for divorce. Our ten week session offers the tools to help men and women through the journey of initial stress, anger and guilt, to ultimate forgiveness, happiness and growth.

LEVEL 2
Accepting the Situation

This ten week self-help program is intended to help separated and divorced persons understand the process of ending a marriage relationship. The program will help a person work through the divorce process more quickly and with less emotional pain. Topics include letting go, self-concept, grief, anger, friendships, trust, singleness and children.

LEVEL 3
Enhancing Self-Esteem

This program provides the opportunity to increase your self-awareness and to learn specific skills for building positive self-esteem. Some of the issues covered are: taking responsibility for your thoughts and feelings, how to behave assertively, and setting realistic goals for the future.

LEVEL 4
Reconnecting

The major goal of this program is to guide participants in building a more aware, profound and healthy relationship with themselves. This awareness then provides a basis from which healthy relationships with others can grow.